National consultations on Media Viability (Jan.- Feb. '23)
A series of national consultations on media viability in Tunisia, Lebanon, and Namibia
GFMD IMPACT is joining forces with UNESCO to help build momentum and consensus on policy recommendations to promote media viability in Lebanon, Tunisia and Namibia through a series of roundtable meetings in January 2023.
Identify key problems faced by the national media sector and draft national policy recommendations with which to address them – in sum, explore ways to build an environment in which journalists and independent media organisations can thrive over the long term.
Draft policy recommendations and identify national mechanisms to address viability.
Assess the relevance of recommendations in the international policy briefs produced by UNESCO and other partners at national level (see literature reviews below)
GFMD IMPACT, UNESCO and local partners are inviting local stakeholders, donors, representatives of national Governments/parliaments, and identified national policy drivers.
The stakeholders are expected to include parliamentarians, representatives of government (including economics-related ministries), communications regulators, representives of the media and advertising industries, and academia.
Media viability. Global vs local summary.pdf
Details on the roundtables co-organised by GFMD and UNESCO in partnership with our local partners in Lebanon, Tunisia, and Namibia:
The national consultations draw on the following resources on media viability.